Photos by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Local reports show the structure now lying across the road, with several vehicles crushed beneath it.
Senior FIU leaders have released a statement, saying: “We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge. At this time we are still involved in rescue efforts and gathering information. We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene. We will share updates as we have them.”